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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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I'm a 30yof. I've been getting dizzy spells and blurred vision. Just really tired spells too. What could cause this and I'm 35lbs overweight.?

I'm a 30yof. I've been getting dizzy spells and blurred vision. Just really tired spells too. What could cause this and I'm 35lbs overweight.?

See doc right away: Dizzy spells, especially when they are associated with any visual changes needs immediate evaluation; in addition you are having tired spells. There are a number of disorders that could be in the differential diagnosis, but the one I would be most concerned with is an inflammation in arteries in the brain/scalp area, specifically temporal or cranial arteritis/vasculitis. Go, get a sed rate done.

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I'm 16 and have been on my period for 7 months straight, im overweight but I don't think that's the cause, I have white clots occasionaly and am dizzy?

I'm 16 and have been on my period for 7 months straight, im overweight but I don't think that's the cause, I have white clots occasionaly and am dizzy?

See a doctor: I assume when you say 7 months straight you have bled for 7 months every day. This is abnormal and you need to see a obgyn immediately. There are many easy to treat problems that can cause the excessive bleeding. The doctor will need to exam you and run blood tests, to determine the cause. Tell your mom and have her bring you in to be seen.

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My husband keeps getting dizzy spells with nauseam, occuring shortly after eating usually. He's overweight and has sleep apneoa high blood pressure, borderline diabetic, what could possibly be going on to cause these dizzy spells?

My husband keeps getting dizzy spells with nauseam, occuring shortly after eating usually. He's overweight and has sleep apneoa high blood pressure, borderline diabetic, what could possibly be going on to cause these dizzy spells?

Dizzy post meal: Blood flow is shunted away from head due to need to digest (just as waiting not swimming after eating because there is not enough blood for the abdomen and muscles) but this is not normal after meals. Given HTN obesity DM, OSA needs a stress test and carotid dopplers. May also be reflux, gb but need to check heart. F/U today w/ ER or cardiologist.

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I've had sudden dizziness and feeling of fainting when standing lately. I take metoprolol and Diovan (valsartan). What could cause this? I'm over weight by +60.

I've had sudden dizziness and feeling of fainting when standing lately. I take metoprolol and Diovan (valsartan). What could cause this? I'm over weight by +60.

Check your: heart rate and blood pressure when you go from sitting to standing., You may be experiencing a fall in BP and the metoprolol is not allowing your heart rate to increase as you change position, Talk w/your doctor about adjusting your medication.

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Overweight and constant dizziness, how do I treat this?

Discuss causes: The answer depends on what is causing the dizziness. Sometimes when overweight there is hyperglycemia or early diabetes and this, elevated blood sugar, can cause a sense of dizziness or lightheadedness. There are so many other causes of dizziness however, please see a practitioner to address; they can discuss or refer you for options to improve your weight.

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I'm 23 overweight hire come v when I go to the gym to workout I haven't in years I feel dizzy all the time I also have GAD?

I'm 23 overweight hire come v when I go to the gym to workout I haven't in years I feel dizzy all the time I also have GAD?

Dizziness: Your medications may be causing some of your symptoms. Inderal (propranolol) lowers your blood pressure by slowing your heart rate, which makes it difficult to strenuously exercise. But it is a good medication for anxiety, so do not abruptly stop it. Work with your doctor to put you on a good weight loss regimen of mild exercise, a healthy diet, and better control of your GAD symptoms.

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I've been dizzy a lot lately. Could it be my sugar? I'm not overweight. What would be a normal sugar level for a 19 year old?

I've been dizzy a lot lately. Could it be my sugar? I'm not overweight. What would be a normal sugar level for a 19 year old?

Many causes/dizzy: There are too many causes of dizziness to predict what could be causing your symptom. Stress, dehydration and infrequent meals can be common causes that are preventable. Standing up too quickly can make your dizziness worse. If this continues, a physical exam and testing could help evaluate for other causes, including anemia, ear infections, blood pressure problems, etc. Feel better soon!

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In the sun for 30 mins suddenly felt dizzy and my head was tingling. Back home now and still feel a little lightheaded.? I'm 30 a little overweight

In the sun for 30 mins suddenly felt dizzy and my head was tingling. Back home now and still feel a little lightheaded.? I'm 30 a little overweight

Many possibilities: Hello, I hope you are starting to feel better now. There are many possibilities that can cause your symptoms. It may be related to being in the sun or could be related to something you ate or a medication you took. Also, more serious things like a cardiac problem can't be ruled out. I hoe this helps. Seek further help if you are still experiencing your symptoms.

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My fiancee' has tingling on the neck & collarbone, dizziness, shaking, slightly overweight, fuzzy vision. What do I do? What could this be? Worried =/

Get checked: I would certainly take her to be checked as soon as possible. The combination of dizziness and vision changes is particularly concerning and a stroke would be one consideration among many possible causes. Consider taking her to the er to be seen immediately. Thank you.

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Am overweight have been crash dieting feeling dizzy and faint. Does any deficiency show up in blood right away?

Am overweight have been crash dieting feeling dizzy and faint. Does any deficiency show up in blood right away?

Yes: Kidney insufficiency, electrolytes problem: low sodium, potassium, magnesium...Go see your doctor for a blood test. Stop crash dieting.

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Been experiencing a lot of fatigue, where it feels like A huge effort just to move. No fever or other symptoms just mild dizziness, Not overweight?

Been experiencing a lot of fatigue, where it feels like A huge effort just to move. No fever or other symptoms just mild dizziness, Not overweight?

Fatigue: Fatigue is a symptom of many conditions and needs to be evaluated. There are some of diseases: anemia, chronic infections, endocrine diseases, rheumatic diseases, depression, etc. You have to see a doctor.

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For last 3-4 weeks pressure and sometimes piercing in the chest where my heart is sometimes accompanied by dizziness. I'm 23, overweight with BMI 35.5?

For last 3-4 weeks pressure and sometimes piercing in the chest where my heart is sometimes accompanied by dizziness. I'm 23, overweight with BMI 35.5?

? a warning symptom: I have heard this many times. It invariably winds up with lots of negative and expensive studies (that should be done). Your brain is trying to tell you something about the dangers of obesity.

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Should I go to the er, I have no health insurance? I am 24 years old and yes I am a little overweight and I smoke. For the past 3 days I have felt weak and very tired but I can't sleep. I'm dizzy most all the time but I get lightheaded when I turn my head

Should I go to the er, I have no health insurance? I am 24 years old and yes I am a little overweight and I smoke. For the past 3 days I have felt weak and very tired but I can't sleep. I'm dizzy most all the time but I get lightheaded when I turn my head

It's: It's been 4 days since you wrote in so if you're still feeling bad, yeah, it's best to get checked out. The big question, of course, is where? If you ever wonder whether you should go to the er, it's probably a good idea to go, assuming you have no family physician to contact. Certainly, you'll rarely hear from a physician online dissuading you from going. Too many unknowns in a stranger that we can't evaluate and would make us liable if we told you to stay home til the morning. The fact that you feel worse when you stand up w/your pulse increasing from 88 up to 104 suggests possible dehydration. Regardless, you need to get checked out. The fact that you have no health insurance has no impact on the need to get medical attention. There are many low cost, even free, health care options for those without health insurance (possibly even without a job). So rather than wait for some anonymous doctor to reassure you, go back online and look for your options. Good luck!

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I am 34yr old male. Overweight, smoker, on medication for BP. Chest pain, dizzy spells. Normal stress 2 yrs ago. Now left arm pain. Ideas?

I am 34yr old male. Overweight, smoker, on medication for BP. Chest pain, dizzy spells. Normal stress 2 yrs ago. Now left arm pain. Ideas?

TAKE HEART!: Though you are only 34 years old, you had multiple cardiovascular risk factors (risk factors for heart disease and "heart attack"). These symptoms, regardless of your age, are VERY CONCERNING and need prompt evaluation. If you are having these symptoms now, go to the emergency department at once!

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I've been bleeding brown blood for over two months, no real pain, not dizzy, not having sex, or taking birth control. Somewhat overweight what is it?

I've been bleeding brown blood for over two months, no real pain, not dizzy, not having sex, or taking birth control. Somewhat overweight what is it?

DUB: Most likely you're having dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which means that your hormones are a little out of whack, resulting in too much buildup of the uterine lining and subsequent bleeding and spotting. It can usually be cleared up using Progesterone pills. I would see your doctor.

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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